Dr. Borrie’s article, “Rhythm as a coordinating device: Entrainment with disordered speech,” has been selected for the 2014 Editors’ Award for the Speech section of the Journal of Speech, Language, and Hearing Research. An article selected for an Editor’s Award is the one that the Editor and Associate Editor feel meets the highest quality standards in research design, presentation, and impact for a given year. It is a wonderful honor.
We have a new paper coming out soon in the Journal of the Acoustical Society of America. This work looks at whether visual speech information (i.e., seeing the speaker’s mouth) helps or hinders listener perception of neurologically degraded speech and examines factors that may predict one’s ability to benefit from additional information. Findings inform the development of a listener-specific model of speech perception that applies to processing of dysarthric speech in everyday communication contexts.
Lab director, Dr. Stephanie Borrie, was recently awarded the Utah State University Research Catalyst Grant ($20,000) for investigations on rhythmic entrainment in clinical populations. This award will fund a study examining analysis of interpersonal coordination in conversations involving people with neurological speech disorders. This is a new, and much needed, area of study in the field of Speech-Language Pathology.